Classic Locker Room Import (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Charlotte Observer banking reporter Rick Rothacker, who discusses his book Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte’s Big Banks.  Roy Cordato’s guest Daily Journal explains why state lawmakers should repeal ? and not replace ? North Carolina’s corporate…
    Locker Room contributor, March 11, 2011
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    Green light for groins

    The Senate voted 35-13 today to approve a bill that would reverse the state’s ban on coastal terminal groins, also called seawalls. It’s the first of two required Senate votes. Sara Burrows covered this issue here, and John Hood co-wrote a recent op-ed making the case…
    Locker Room contributor, March 10, 2011
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    Guess what Common Cause is up to?

    From a e-mail sent by Rock the Vote, the MTV-inspired group that, among other things, sent fake draft notices to young voters in 2004 suggesting that the Bush administration was on the verge of reinstating the draft. (The goal was to drum up votes for John Kerry.) Now,…
    Locker Room contributor, March 10, 2011
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    A North Carolina Supreme Court review

    The state Supreme Court decided about five dozen cases on the merits during its 2010 term.? Attorneys Philip Romohr and Daren Bakst delved into the statistics and details of some of those cases during a presentation today for the John Locke Foundation and the Federalist Society. In the video clip…
    Locker Room contributor, March 10, 2011
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    Graphing colossal economic folly, March 2011 edition

    Jim Pethokoukis of Reuters updates the infamous Bernstein/Romer graph (q.v., my update of same in December 2010) that the incoming Obama administration used to scare Congress into passing his “stimulus” boondoggle–legislation which flung us pell-mell into our present financial crisis while the president’s water carriers stamp…
    Locker Room contributor, March 10, 2011
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    New at CJO: Republicans compromise on charter school bill

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the compromises Republicans have made as they push a bill to lift the state’s charter school cap.
    Locker Room contributor, March 10, 2011
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    Bettman needs a game misconduct penalty

    Sure, he eventually delivered on an old promise to bring an all-star game to Raleigh, but National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman deserves a penalty for his role in a scheme to saddle Arizona taxpayers with a $100 million bill associated with the private sale of the Phoenix…
    Locker Room contributor, March 10, 2011
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    Samuelson defends his proposal to reform ?middle-class welfare?

    The latest Newsweek column from Robert J. Samuelson challenges popular ? and dangerous ? notions about Social Security: In a recent column on the senior-citizen lobby, I noted that Social Security is often ?middle-class welfare? that bleeds the country. This offended many readers. In an…
    Locker Room contributor, March 10, 2011